Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Prevention and Treatment in Public Libraries (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—INDIVIDUAL USER

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Day:  October 28, 2015
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So, your library has discovered bed bugs in your facility or collections. Or maybe your library is lucky and hasn’t yet had a bed bug introduction, but you’d like to be prepared if and when that introduction happens, so you’re not trying to have months’ worth of policy discussions in a few hours or days. This on-demand webinar will provide everything you need to know, from identifying bed bugs, to ways they are introduced into the library, to treatment and mitigation options that will help you protect your library’s facilities and collections on a daily basis. Libraries around the country and world have successfully dealt with bed bugs—you can too! Instructor Sarah Kittrell is the author of the forthcoming PLA publication, Bed Bug Abatement in Public Libraries.

This archived webinar was originally presented October 28, 2015.

Running time: 1 hour, 4 minutes

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Upon purchase you will receive an Access Instructions PDF in the form of a digital download. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed from your Account History. This PDF contains a link to the webinar recording and a password you'll need to view it. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to access the webinar recording. If you have questions or problems accessing the purchased recording, send a message to, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752).

Technical requirements:
To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast internet connection and computer is recommended.

Sarah Kittrell

Sarah Kittrell is the Collection Development Division manager for the Wichita (Kans.) Public Library. While she hates bed bugs with a fiery burning passion, she is happy to share everything she's learned about them with other libraries who are just experiencing their first introduction, or commiserate with those who have unfortunately already become familiar with the critters.

Public Library Association (PLA)

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.